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Rocker October 19th, 2013 11:15pm

Do you think schools have the right to monitor students' social networking accounts, then judge and punish them based on their conduct?

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10/19/13 8:51 pm

No, especially when it's done outside if school.

jrrob CT
10/19/13 8:48 pm

Unless social media is being used during school time, schools should have no jurisdiction. Schools should worry about doing a better job with the 8 hours kids are in school, and stay clear of after hours.

mphanley Small Town
10/19/13 8:06 pm

Speaking as a principal....I see both sides of this. When the social media "stuff" intrudes on school time and interrupts or causes significant disruption (I.e cyber bullying ), then yes. Otherwise no.

susanr Colorado
10/19/13 5:26 pm

No; that's the parents' responsibility. (If the school had a web site of its own with social features, I could see them monitoring use of it by students, but absolutely no farther than that.)

JustBob Your anger fascinates me
10/19/13 5:01 pm

What to eat, how to talk, are we looking to get to a point where the system deems parents obsolete?

theavgguy I.E.
10/19/13 4:39 pm

I don't think children under the age of 16 should have a social media site.

theavgguy I.E.
10/19/13 4:40 pm

Let the hate began.

TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
10/19/13 4:44 pm

I agree, but let the parents decide. We didn't let ours do it.

TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
10/19/13 4:45 pm

Hate hate hate hate hate.

10/19/13 5:35 pm

Totally agree Avguy.
My kids won't be on social media for a long time, but we'll probably allow them
to use it on a completely open basis (we have the password) before they go off to college to help them learn to use it responsibly.

TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
10/19/13 5:38 pm

Ditto there MilkDud. I have my sons Facebook account and app installed on my handheld. I check it.

10/19/13 5:48 pm

I'm using that as a poll question.

10/19/13 5:49 pm

Do you ever post his naked baby pics just to mess with him?

theavgguy I.E.
10/19/13 5:50 pm

If you feel they need a phone, a flip will work.

10/19/13 5:52 pm

Yep. Prepaid flip phone.

TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
10/19/13 5:54 pm

Ha ha. Naked baby pics.

10/19/13 4:29 pm


TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
10/19/13 4:18 pm

NO! But parents have the right and responsibility to do so.

10/19/13 4:26 pm

Yes. That is the parent's jurisdiction, not the school's.